On phonons and water flow enhancement in carbon nanotubes

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  • Author: Cruz-Chu, Eduardo R.

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

  • Author: Papadopoulou, Ermioni

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

  • Author: Walther, Jens Honore

    Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Nils Koppels Allé, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Popadić, Aleksandar

    National Institute of Chemistry Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Author: Li, Gengyun

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

  • Author: Praprotnik, Matej

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

  • Author: Koumoutsakos, Petros

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

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The intriguing physics of water transport through carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has motivated numerous studies, reporting flow rates higher than those estimated by continuum models1. The quantification of water transport in CNTs remains unresolved, however, with flow rates reported by different experiments and simulations having discrepancies of over three orders of magnitude. Reports of ultrafast2,3,4,5 and more modest rates6,7,8,9 conflict with each other. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have been used to resolve this puzzle by helping to decipher how the CNT walls interact with water molecules
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Volume12
Pages (from-to)1106-1107
ISSN1748-3387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
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